This week I've been having a browse through the hordes of weird and wonderful images on Flickr Creative Commons, and noticed some accordingly wonderfully weird items of furniture. What do you think? Cool or OTT? Could you live with them, and would you want to?
1. Chair with Strings
Dreamed up by Danish designer Åsa Alvi Kärner, this chair featured in the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair. It reminds me a bit of a harp, or a weaving loom, or one of those 70s artworks with the crossover strings.
2. Knitting Needles and Yarn Chair
Another feature in the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair, this fanciful furniture item was designed by Miriam Ortwed. It takes the concept of a knitting chair to a whole new level.
3. Union Jack Dresser
Union Jacks are trendy, gracing everything from mugs to cushion covers. But would you go as far as painting up an entire item of furniture with the famous flag?
4. Leopard Print Dresser
Perhaps you prefer the boudoir look, in which case this leopard print dresser is just the ticket.
5. Skeleton Chair
The ultimate memento mori?
6. Rubik's Cube
Is it a chair or a table? This versatile Rubik's Cube could work as either.
7. Lime Green Wicker Chair
This brightly-hued piece is creatively named as 'Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake: take a seat.'
8. Art Deco Wicker Chair
Feel regal in this glorious vintage conservatory chair. Less weird and more delightfully wonderful.
9. Cardboard Chair
This card-based creation featured as part of the 2009 Hay Festival of Literature. It's made from pulped books and signed by a selection of famous authors.
10. Internet Chairs
These internet chairs at Helsinki Airport look like the perfect way to while away those otherwise boring hours waiting for a flight to be ready. Hopefully it won't be long before they appear in every airport.
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Written by Penny Tristram